Moto E has brought about a major change in the sub Rs 7,000 segment in India and that has compelled the Indian budget smartphone manufacturers to rethink their pricing strategy for their products. They are now focusing on coming across as a better device than the Moto E. Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus is one such device which is available for Rs 5,799 in the country and is aiming to grab a share of the market from Moto E with its impressive specifications. Let us see how the two devices compare against each other.

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Display and Processor

The Moto  E comes with a 4.3 inch display which has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it and the screen comes across as quite a good one in the budget segment. The Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus has a 4 inch display which has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and it comes second to the Moto E.

Under the hood of the Moto E is a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon 200 processor and it gets coupled with a 1GB RAM. The Titanium S1 Plus on the other hand a 1.2 GHz quad core processor from the stable of Mediatek which teams up with a 1GB RAM too and performs almost as equally well as the one under the hood of the Moto E.

Camera and Internal Storage

The camera unit in the Moto E comprises only of a rear camera which is a 5MP unit. There’s no front camera available on it. The Titanium S1 Plus has a 5MP camera at the rear coupled with a LED flash and there is a VGA front camera as well. Even though the Moto E lacks a flash and a front snapper, we’d still like to give this one to Moto E because of better quality of images.

The internal storage capacities of both the smartphones are identical. They get 4GB of internal storage capacity which can be expanded by another 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The user available memory in terms of internal storage stands at 2.2 GB.

Battery and Features

The battery unit giving the Moto E the juice to run is a 1,980 mAh unit and it is a far better performer than the 1,500 mAh unit present inside the Titanium S1 Plus. Moto E has by far the best battery in the sub Rs 7,000 segment.

The Moto E runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and Motorola has promised the device will get one major Android upgrade at least in future. The Titanium S1 Plus gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and it might not get updated as well in future. The Moto E offers Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality whereas the Titanium S1 Plus offers GSM+WCDMA in terms of Dual SIM ability.

Key Specs

Model Moto E Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus
Display 4.3 inches, qHD 4 inches, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Camera 5 MP, No front camera 5 MP, VGA
Battery 1980 mAh 1500 mAh
Price Rs.6999 Rs.5749

Price and Conclusion

Both the devices offer immense value for money and Titanium S1 Plus surely comes across as a value for money device despite going up against the Moto E. Yes, the Titanium S1 Plus but there’s something about Moto E which makes the balance swing in its favour. It will be upgraded soon, has nano coating for protection against occasional splashes of water and will offer a better after sales support too.

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